SCOTLAND'S most senior frontline police have called for new powers to tackle "legal highs" following the death of a teenager at a festival.
The Association of Scottish Police Superintendents (ASPS) has met ministers to discuss ways of introducing preventative legislation to empower police to stop, search, seize and destroy so-called legal highs.
Chief Superintendent David O'Connor, president of ASPS, said: "Police in Scotland do not have adequate powers to prevent the significant harm which can result from abuse of legal highs. This is not right."
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